Interim Executive Director

Terry Corwin Founded Lion’s Heart in 2004 and served as the Executive Director from its inception until Summer, 2018. In her role as Executive Director, she was responsible for all major decisions for Lion’s Heart, and reported to the Board of Directors. She also served as a member on the OneOC Nonprofit Advisory Council in Santa Ana, California in 2017.Terry has held many volunteer positions since retiring from full time work as a commercial property manager after giving birth to her first son. Just a few of the positions she has held are: PTA President, School Site Council Chairman, Attendance Boundary Committee Member, Executive Director and Board Member of Education for the Children Foundation (EFC), Inaugural Board of Governors Member of the Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club, and chairman for several fund raising events.Terry has been awarded two PTA Honorary Service Awards (2000, 2007), recognized by the Capistrano Unified School District for helping to save the Class Size Reduction program (2003), named the Grand Marshal of the 4th of July parade in Coto de Caza (2009), and was honored along with her husband with the Distinguished Lifetime Advocates award by EFC (2012). National Philanthropy Day of Orange County awarded Lion’s Heart with the Outstanding Youth Group award (2009). Terry was named one of “Twenty Women to Watch” by OC Metro Magazine (2013), appeared on the Katie Couric Show featured in 'Women Who Should Be Famous' for her work with Lion's Heart (2013), was presented with The President's Volunteer Service Award for 'Lifetime Achievement' (2014), the national Daily Points of Light award (2015).She is married to Clay Corwin, and they have two sons, Spencer and Garrett (and beloved dog, Baxter).



Marketing/Creative Director

Stephanie Rogers is the Marketing/Creative Director for Lion's Heart and is responsible for marketing, web and app design, graphic design, and product development. Stephanie graduated from Appalachian State University in North Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders, California State University, Northridge with a Master’s degree in Audiology, and a degree in Graphic Design. She has owned her own freelance graphic design firm and has worked as a freelance graphic designer for clients for the past 13 years. Stephanie is very involved in Fragile X Research, and has been involved in numerous non-profit organizations related to kids, teens, and children with special needs. Steph also has two adorable furry mutts and in her spare time enjoys art, painting, gardening, tennis, and curling up with a good book.



Volunteer Outreach Manager

Shari Cushman is the Volunteer Outreach Manager. Her role with Lion’s Heart is to communicate with nonprofit organizations and coordinate all volunteer opportunities for the members. She first became involved with Lion’s Heart in 2005 when her middle son, Connor, became a member. In 2009, she became a Class Coordinator for her youngest son, Eric. She also has a daughter, Kara. Shari is originally from Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a BA in Communications. In 1990, the Cushmans moved to California. Shari has volunteered for Junior League, Assistance League and held PTA board positions at her children’s schools when they were young. When Shari isn’t traveling now to visit her grown children and grandbaby, she enjoys hiking, biking, tennis and pickleball with friends.



Volunteer Services Manager/Awards Manager

Dawn is Lion's Heart Volunteer Services Manager and oversees all awards given to members. She is responsible for member support, merchandise, and processing all of the awards for our members. These awards include the national President's Volunteer Service Awards, the Torchbearer Award®, and the Golden Lion awards. Dawn ships all of these awards to each Class Coordinator in May, unless the group is included in a larger chapter (150+ members) that will hold an awards event. In that case, the awards for all groups in that chapter will be sent to the Chapter President, along with award supplies, as needed.She first became involved in Lion’s Heart in 2010 when her daughter, Allison, became a member. In 2011, she became a Class Coordinator for her son, Andrew. In addition to being a Class Coordinator, Dawn was the Event Chairperson for the CA-Trabuco Canyon-Coto chapter in 2013 and repeated the position in 2014. Dawn graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a Bachelor degree in Speech Communication. She enjoys being outside, hiking, swimming or resting at the beach while spending time with her family. Dawn and her husband, Brad, have two children.



Program Manager

After serving two years as a CalSERVES AmeriCorps VIP Fellow with Lion’s Heart, Dominic has taken on the role of Lion’s Heart Program Manager.Dominic obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations from California State University-Fullerton.Dominic is passionate about providing Lion’s Heart members with the tools they need to succeed and connecting teen volunteers to community organizations and causes they care about. As Program Manager, Dominic is responsible for implementing programs that support and expand the services of Lion’s Heart for its members.